Cup-Holder Flower Recycled Craft


Recycled materials are always fun to craft with. I collect paper towel and tissue paper rolls, bottle caps, cereal boxes (broken down), old magazines, and more. No, I’m not a hoarder. I have a small box under my kitchen sink that I keep filled with materials we can turn into a craft. I came up with this craft a few weeks ago when my husband came home with ice cream from a local fast food joint. They gave him a cardboard cup holder, and instead of throwing it away, I looked at the designs in the cup holder and thought it would make a good flower – and it did! I pulled out the materials last night and cut apart the cup holder. Then this morning, Lore and I turned them into flowers.
Materials You’ll Need:

  • 1 Cardboard Cupholder (the molded kind)
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Cereal box (for stems and leaves)
  • Glue
  • Tape (optional)
  • Any decorative material (optional)


  • Carefully cut your cardboard cup-holder apart. You will use everything but the very center. Round out the edges on each “flower top”.
  • Cut out stems and leaves for the cup-holder flower from the cereal box.
  • Paint all of the pieces
  • Allow to dry
  • Glue the leaves to the stems, and then the stems to the cardboard.
  • My stems wouldn’t glue very well, so I added a piece of tape to secure it a little better.
  • Allow glue to dry, and admire!

Overall, a fun and easy craft using recycled materials. Ours are now hanging on our patio (as shown in the picture). Where will you put yours?

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